Semesterticket: everything you needed to know about it

I know that almost every student in Freiburg would rather use a bike than any other kind of transport and I was planning to become one of those cycling lovers… But apparently I changed my mind. As you all know, public transport in Germany is quite expensive and Freiburg is not an exception to this rule. But if you are a student, that automatically means that you can get a discount almost everywhere. This applies to commuting fees as well. So if you are not bike-friendly but do want to save up on travelling costs, you definitely need to get a Semesterticket!


What is Semesterticket?

If you have Semesterticket, that means that you can travel for free in all trams, buses and regional trains (second class) in the following areas:

– the city of Freiburg
– Landkreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
– Landkreis Emmendingen

Who can buy Semesterticket?

Be aware that the ticket is only valid if you have a student id-card. That means that you CAN’T use Studienbescheinigung to prove that you are a student. Only a student id-card with the readable expiration date is valid. Otherwise you can get in trouble and might be fined 🙂 So the students of the following institutions in Freiburg can get the Semesterticket:
• Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
• Angell Akademie
• Evangelische Hochschule
• Hochschule für Kunst, Design und Populäre Musik
• Hochschule für Musik
• Internationale Berufsakademie IBA – Studienort Freiburg
• Katholische Hochschule
• Pädagogische Hochschule

How much does the Ticket cost and where can I get it?

The ticket costs 89 Euros and is available the whole semester (October-March or April-September). You can buy the ticket in the following places:

– VAG pluspunkt customer service centre at Bertoldsbrunnen
– Südbadenbus customer service centres in Freiburg and Neustadt
– DB travel centres and agencies
– DB ticket machines (don’t forget to give the start of the term March/April or September/October)
Additionally, Uni Freiburg, PH and Hochschule für Musik students can buy the Semesterticket online at

If you have any other questions about the Semesterticket, you can have them answered if you call 01805/ 77 99 66 (timetables, route maps etc.) or you can also find the information concerning timetables at

So the new semester is just around the corner and if you don’t have the Semesterticket yet, don’t hesitate to get it! It’s definitely worth doing so!

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